Under The Broken Sky

October 15, 2019|
Under The Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai
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"Necessary for all of humankind, Under the Broken Sky is a breathtaking work of literature."-Booklist, starred review

A beautifully told middle-grade novel-in-verse about a Japanese orphan''s experience in occupied rural Manchuria during World War II.

Twelve-year-old Natsu and her family live a quiet farm life in Manchuria, near the border of the Soviet Union. But the life they''ve known begins to unravel when her father is recruited to the Japanese army, and Natsu and her little sister, Cricket, are left orphaned and destitute.

In a desperate move to keep her sister alive, Natsu sells Cricket to a Russian family following the 1945 Soviet occupation. The journey to redemption for Natsu''s broken family is rife with struggles, but Natsu is tenacious and will stop at nothing to get her little sister back.

Literary and historically insightful, this is one of the great untold stories of WWII. Much like the Newbery Honor book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Mariko Nagai''s Under the Broken Sky is powerful, poignant, and ultimately hopeful.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Mariko Nagai is the author of Under the Broken Sky and Dust of Eden as well as several books of poetry and fiction for adults. She has received the Pushcart Prize in both poetry and fiction, as well as many other accolades. She is an associate professor of creative writing and Japanese literature at Temple University, Japan Campus, in ...
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Title:Under The Broken Sky
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 1.04 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 1.04 in
Published:October 15, 2019
Publisher:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781250159212

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